U.S. Blues, Mexicali Blues, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Candyman, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, El Paso, Loser, Playin' In The Band
Cumberland Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses, Big River, Bertha, Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow > Row Jimmy > Ship Of Fools, Promised Land, Dark Star > Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia, Not Fade Away > Going Down The Road Feelin' Bad > Not Fade Away
February 25, 2017 Subject:
look for awhile at the China Cat Sunflower..
"a peaceful Sunday Night"
I have often wondered if it was better to catch the Dead on a certain night of the week?
My feeling is at least as far as a weekend of shows-Sunday Night was the least pressure and demand.
Whereas Friday & Saturday always seemed to bring out the curious and thrill seekers.
Before the 1st set somebody yells "What are you waiting for". To which B.Graham gives us his great introduction-the long and the short of which is chill please.
As hesitant as they had seemed the previous evening in the 1st set --the Band is in the flow right from the get go with B,E Women, BIODTL, Candyman building the intensity
By the time they get to China Cat it is all in. And the Cat is about 10 minutes worth of jamming lovely with that Feeling groovy transition. A sweet fast paced Rider!
A ghost song cowboy tune from Weir and a cautionary gambling tune from Jerry then 18 minutes of PITB closing set one.(The set closing PLAYING is one of the most consistent and yet musically diverse highlights of 73/74 era
Rare Cumberland opener, The Roses!
Big River-Always seemed to be in the thick of things Bertha,-Very nice--mid set
Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow > Row Jimmy, Ship Of Fools,
Wow---just wow--mellow but intense
Dark Star > Morning Dew, --lots of Keith here.
drifting into DEW with slight Spanish Jam--a soaring jam in the tail end of the DS>"Walk me out".
Sugar Magnolia, I like the way Jerry always sang that first line along with Weir. Great vocals from DJG
-- Not Fade > GDTRFB> NFA--tried but true
Weir about busts a gasket with the yelps in the NFA reprise
E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue-This is when Garcia had the voice for this song and they didn't play it 2 or 3 nights on a tour in the encore slot..
SEE YA at the COW Palace..
December 1, 2016 Subject:
This is a smokin' show .nice set list and nice playing.74' is a mighty fine year. A dark star is always an awesome thing.